May 11, 2017 Webcast: Using Quality Reporting Metrics to Reduce SNF Readmissions and Drive Improvements

A May 11, 2017 HIN webinar will highlight how the use of standardized quality reporting by a tri-county, skilled nursing facility (SNF) collaborative in Michigan helps to hold the line on hospital readmission rates for three participating competitive health systems.

Sea Girt, NJ, April 11, 2017 --( A SNF collaborative consisting of Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center and St. John's Providence, along with Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), MPRO, have developed standardized quality reporting metrics for 130 SNFs in its market.

During "Reducing SNF Readmissions: Quality Reporting Metrics Drive Improvements," a May 11, 2017 webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Henry Ford Health System will describe how metrics derived from SNF quality reporting impact its SNF readmission rates and lengths of stay and shape future programs.

Following this 45-minute live webcast, this Healthcare Intelligence Network program will be available in on-demand and recorded formats for training purposes.

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News Facts:

Scheduled Speaker: Susan Craft, director, care coordination, family caregiver program, Office of Clinical Quality & Safety at Henry Ford Health System.

Conference Focus: The key details behind this collaborative, including its impact on Henry Ford readmission rates and an inside look at new readmission reduction target areas derived from the program's data analysis. Ms. Craft will cover the following:

- Key metrics the health systems agreed to collect from the SNFs;

- Process changes Henry Ford Health System has made to its inpatient-to-SNF care transitions based on data analytics from this quality improvement effort;

- Rationale for Henry Ford Health System's use of a nurse-to-nurse patient hand-off during these care transitions and the key components of this hand-off;

- The leading SNF readmission diagnosis and steps Henry Ford Health System is taking to target this patient population going forward;

- The impact the SNF collaborative has had on readmission rates and lengths of stay for Henry Ford Health System; and

- Henry Ford Health System's future plans to further reduce SNF readmissions, including: a focus on the end stage renal disease (ESRD) population and outpatient dialysis centers; use of interventional radiologists; addition of outpatient transfusion services; and a pilot program to improve care transitions from SNF to ED.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on May 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available May 12, 2017; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available June 1, 2017. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

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"HIN's latest metrics on post-acute trends indicate that hospital-SNF partnerships, particularly those that shore up patient handoffs, are critical to effective care management of SNF patients. The data gleaned from standardized SNF reporting of quality metrics will add a layer of insight that will further enhance hospital-to-SNF transitions of care while reducing the number of SNF patients that return to the hospital." -Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

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